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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to fix a fence?

The average cost of fence repairs is around $250, with most homeowners paying anywhere between $200 and $300. Fence repairs have a wide range of potential costs, however, ranging from $50 to as much as $1,443. The cost of your fence repair project depends on multiple factors, including where you live, what type of repair you need, the terrain and the fence materials used.

Contact several fence repair professionals near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your fence.

Why does my gate sag?

A gate can sag for a number of reasons. One common reason is that the screws holding the hinges in the wood or other post material have come loose, causing gravity to pull the fence down. Another common problem is the gate post’s lack of stability. Posts can become loose and start to lean, or if they are wooden, they can even rot at the point where they meet the ground.

Should I repair or replace my fence?

Fence repair is better for common problems that only affect small areas, such as a broken picket or a shifting fence post. However, there is a rule of thumb to follow: If the repair project requires replacing 20% or more of your fence, it’s probably time to replace the whole fence. The exception to this rule is if the fence is fairly new and just part of it is damaged. 

What are some common fence repairs?

The most common fence repairs are aimed at fixing:

  • Missing boards or slats. This is a common problem with wood fences.
  • Fence material corrosion. This occurs on metal fences like chain link and iron.
  • A sagging gate. This could result from a tilting fence post or loose hinges.
  • Post movement. Typically, this is caused by frost, corrosion or water.
  • Stains. Moisture and other elements can stain fencing, which may require a professional to remove it.
  • Warping. Warped, curled, cupped or bent boards are unsightly and less effective and need to be replaced.

If you notice any of the above issues with your fence, reach out to fence repair professionals near you to start getting cost estimates and schedule an appointment.

Who installs fences?

Fencing contractors are the best choice when you want to have a fence installed on your property. While there are several types of professionals who can likely handle this service — including handymen, landscapers and general contractors — a fencing contractor has the experience to know what could cause potential problems in the long run. This might include wet spots, vegetation or other issues with the land. 

When choosing a professional to install a fence on your property, make sure they have credentials and experience.

How much does it cost to fix a gate?

Gates can be more expensive to fix than other parts of a fence, and there are several reasons for this. The first is that gates are the only moving parts on a fence — hence they have more components that can wear out, as well as friction and the potential for rusting and sagging. Fixing a gate may require a total replacement or simply replacing certain components like hinges. Sometimes, the repair may involve fixing the surrounding fence.

Contact several gate repair professionals near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your gate.

What are some common gate repairs?

The most common gate repairs tend to be associated with a sagging gate. A gate repair professional will check the hinge system. If the hinges have come loose, they will detach the gate, set the hinges in the proper location and reattach everything. 

Another common repair is replacing or repairing a sagging fence post by digging a new posthole and/or using a concrete footing.

What's the cheapest fence to install?

The cheapest type of fence to install is (usually) a chain-link fence. Averaging between $7 and $12 per linear foot, this type of fencing is strong and secure and allows homeowners to maintain visibility while adding protection to their property. Chain-link fences are constructed from steel coated in aluminum, vinyl or zinc for weather resistance. 

You can get a more accurate cost estimate for your chain-link fence by contacting professionals who specialize in installing these fences. 

Read our cost guide on fence installation costs to see prices for other types of fences.

How much does it cost to put up a chain-link fence?

Chain-link fence is one of the most affordable options for adding safety and value to your home or business. The national average chain-link fence installation cost is $2,750. Chain-link fences are relatively simple for the pros to install; a fence of less than 150 linear feet can often be put up in under one day. A good rule of thumb is to add an additional workday for each additional 100 linear feet of fence to be installed.

Chain-link fence installation costs are affected by the fluctuating cost of steel, regional labor rates, the height of fence you select, and the features you select, such as a powder-coated finish. The industry standard is galvanized steel, which is rust- and corrosion-resistant. Galvanized chain-link fence installation cost, including labor and materials, is typically $12 per linear foot. For a more contemporary and elegant option, black powder-coated galvanized chain-link fence might cost approximately $15 per linear foot on average, including materials and labor. For industrial sites or businesses, 10-foot-high galvanized chain-link fences may provide additional security, but also have an added cost. A 10-foot-high chain-link fence could cost $17-$18 per linear foot, including labor and materials.

Reviews for Chapel Hill fence professionals
Ben A.
Great fencing contractor!
World Fencing Co.World Fencing Co.
Jon G.
must preference this review by first saying I never write reviews. That being said, this was the best and most professional experience I have ever had with a contractor. World Fencing took care of our every need and went beyond that. I’m a partner at a financial firm and can tell you doing business with world fencing will be the best money you can spend.
World Fencing Co.World Fencing Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Luke Beerman installed a fence around my back yard. As most of my yard is wooded, this was no easy task. He always took the time to addess my concerns and ideas. He went out of his way to ensure the fence was exactly what I wanted and he finished the job when he said he would. The quality of his work is top notch and I would recommend him highly.
Freedom Fence Builders, LLCFreedom Fence Builders, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Lakenridge Builders did an awesome job building a 6 foot privacy fence around the perimeter of our backyard. They completed the job in a day and a half, were friendly, reliable, and super easy to work with!
Lakenridge Builders Inc.Lakenridge Builders Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Richy helped us repair a broken chain link fence. He replaced the bent tubes and posts, reset with concrete, and cleaned up the area well. His communication with us was great, too.
G&B ServicesG&B Services
Jeremy H.
Excellent finished product, very hard workers. The crew showed up on time and WORKED until 7 pm to install the entire fence in one day. Six months later, still very satisfied with no quality issues.
Hidden Fence Co.Hidden Fence Co.
Thumbtack Customer
The main job was to pressure wash a long fence and repaint it with the correct paint (original was wrong). Also repairs to an automatic garage door/track that would not close and repainting trim inside a condominium. All jobs were performed cheerfully and well and the price was reasonable.
Lloyd's Painting, Pressure Washing, and Home Im...Lloyd's Painting, Pressure Washing, and Home Im...
Thumbtack Customer
We had an old underground fence system and were unable to make it work. He showed up on time, fixed a broken wire and talked me through the dog training part. Now, our dogs are trained to stay in the yard and our neighbors won't be upset with us.
Hidden Fence Co.Hidden Fence Co.
Kevin K.
Marc built a fence for us, based on a photograph of a what we wanted. He and his crew worked diligently to finish the project early. His price was 33-50% lower than other contractors. He left the work site clean each day. I highly recommend him.
Meadows ContractingMeadows Contracting
Melissa G.
We needed 7 wooden fence posts replaced. Gerardo contacted me the same day I submitted the work proposal, he came out that day to give an estimate, and it was completed within ten days. His communication was superb! His price was fair, and his work was great. He cleaned everything up after he was finished. Great work!
Boyz Landscape and FencingBoyz Landscape and Fencing
Thumbtack Customer
Great working with Rob and his crew. My fence went up (in Chapel Hill) in record time, and it is perfect. Rob was also able to accommodate several other last minute requests for other work on my property including tree and garden work, expansion of driveway and building a shed to accommodate trash containers-and I am so pleased with all. Rob was always pleasant and respectful and a pleasure to work with. Would happily hire him again in future. Thank you JWE Designs!!
JWE DesignsJWE Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Darren was swift in responding to my initial request. During initial communications, Darren exhibit experience by thoroughly investigating the job so as to provide a detailed and accurate quote; he represented himself professionally and demonstrated follow through until the job was completed. Darren explained to me how he planned to repair split rail fencing so that one cannot tell there was ever an issue by exposing the weathered wood and not the newer wood. I am very please at the quality and skill Darren demonstrated and will continue to hire Darren for additional work.
TripleTree Home Improvements IncTripleTree Home Improvements Inc
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